One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Newest Addition to Our Farm ~ 5 Barred Rocks and 1 Tetratint

The barred rocks are straight run, so we are taking our chances at a few more roosters.  The lady at the store showed us a way to hold them up, and if they are calm, chances are that it's a female.  If it goes crazy, it might be a rooster (an elderly man told her this).  Three were calm and 2 flung their feet around.  Hmmm.  We'll see what we end up with, and see if the elderly man has an old-age secret on sexing chickens.   The white one is called a tetratint.  I have no idea if I am spelling it correctly, but she will lay a light brown egg.  I believe she is a hybrid. 

The kids are already working on a name for the tetratint.  She is very loud, active and funny to watch. 

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